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Dama is married and has 4 children, 3 of them enrolled in school. Her husband, Ngata, is a farmer. Dama operates a farming business and sells her goods from home. She's worked in this business for over 15 years and was previously employed as a cereals seller. Her primary customers are villagers. Dama describes her greatest business challenge to be seasonality, Dama will use this KES 20,000 loan to buy cereals and sell them when the price hikes. Dama aspires to buy and sell cereals at wholesale in the future. She joined Yehu to access funds.

Dama's highest monthly expenses are food and fees. She owns a house that has neither electricity nor piped water.

Additional Information

About Yehu Microfinance Trust

This loan is administered by Yehu Microfinance Trust, which was founded in 1998 as a project of CHOICE Humanitarian Kenya. In July 2007, Yehu became a separate entity from CHOICE and was registered as a trust. Since then, Yehu has expanded to cover over half of Kenya’s 13 coastal districts.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 717
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 82.8
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Dama to purchase cereals for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013